April 2014 - Modern Analyst e-Journal - The Business Analysis & Systems Analysis Magazine

Modern Analyst e-Journal: April 2014
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Featured articles showcased in this issue:
The focused BA: why I still believe in specialized roles in software projects
> 3 Visual Models a New BA Should Know How to Use
> Revealing Invisible Requirements
> Business Analysis Resolutions

Webinar: Agile Manifesto for Today’s BA

Also in this issue:
> More Business Analyst Humor
Even more Resources for Business Analysts
New Interview Questions

The focused BA: why I still believe in specialized roles in software projects
by Adriana Beal, Consultant, Beal Projects
I’ve come to the conclusion that most projects produce better results when they have specialized people playing the various roles, rather than trying to be resourceful and wear multiple hats.

Top 10 trends for 2014

3 Visual Models a New BA Should Know How to Use
by Laura Brandenburg, CBAP, Bridging the Gap
Visual models don’t have to be complicated. Unless your organization uses formal UML or BPMN standards, focus on learning to create simple visual models. In this article, we’ll explore 3 simple visual models that a new business analyst should be skilled in creating because they add a lot of value to projects and generally improve your requirements documentation.

Business Analysis Certificates

Revealing Invisible Requirements
by Joy Beatty and Karl Wiegers
No matter how thorough a job you do on requirements elicitation, there is no way to be certain that you have found them all. You should always plan on new requirements trickling in throughout the project. However, an excessive rate of change of requirements suggests that important requirements were overlooked during elicitation.

Business Analysis Resolutions
by Ryan Folster, Business Analyst
As a Business Analysts we work with goals and objectives of our clients or companies in order to deliver business value, but how often do we sit and work on professional goals and objectives? How often do we use the skills that we possess on ourselves and our own professional activities? This year I plan to do exactly that...


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> Three Major Myths of the Business Decision Space
> The IT Professional and the Driving Instructor

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Relevant Interview Questions
> What is gamification and how is it relevant to a Business Analyst?
> How well can you identify patterns and relationships in requirements or business processes?
> How does the Business Analyst role change on an Agile project compared to projects using other software development methodologies?

Help a fellow BA: Forum Posts
> PMI Announces its BA Certification
> Gap Analysis
> How can I write use case for this scenario?

FEATURED Business Analysis JOBS
> Product Control Business Analyst Job
> Business Process Project Manager Job
> Senior Technical Business Analyst Job

More BA Jobs...   

JDS Uniphase Corporation has the following job opportunity available in Milpitas, CA: Business Systems Analyst (RD76-CA) – Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing Oracle ERP systems and review capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
Mail resumes to 430 N. McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA  95035, Attn:  VJ/2.2.1105.  Must reference job title and job code (RD76-CA) in order to be considered.

Apple Inc. has an opening for the following in Cupertino, CA: Bus. Intel. Analyst [Req# 9D5TBS] Engage w/ bus stakeholders to undrstnd bus needs for bus intel solutions. Analyze data processing probs to implmnt & improve comp sys. Travel req’d 10%. Refer to Req# 9D5TBS & mail resume to Apple Inc., ATTN: L.M. 1 Infinite Loop 104-1GM, Cupertino, CA 95014.
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